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“I Spy” at an Art Museum

Art Museum

The summer weather may force you to find indoor activities.  Playing a game of “I Spy” in an art museum might be the perfect solution.  Whether the temperatures outside are too hot or too chilly, the kids will really enjoy walking around an art museum looking at all of the works of art on display.  Last week I took my own children and a few of their friends.  The group had a very large range of ages and abilities, but everyone had fun pretending that they were in a real life I Spy book!  Download the Art Museum Scavenger Hunt HERE!

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What I enjoyed about this game was that each child could play at his or her own level.  It also prevented them from rushing from room to room.  The kids had to take time to look at the art in order to find items on their list. We were complimented numerous times by other visitors on how well behaved our children were.  Their favorite display was the Ancient Egypt display.  Here, the children tried to translate the hieroglyphics, and even tried to see if they would fit in the sarcophagus made for a king!



When we left the museum, the kids were ready to create art on their own.  A large game of “statues” began.  During this game the children would all shape their body into a statue, all at the same time and the adults would walk around them trying to guess what they were a statue of.  Most of the games ended with the kids falling out of position in a fit of giggles.


Another extending activity is to create an art museum at home.  Here the kids can find a wall to display their artwork on.  By writing each work’s title, artist, and date created, they will be practicing skills that the English portion of the Common Core State Standards addresses. Download the art tags here!

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Lori L does many things here at Simple Solutions, including writing blogs and math problems. She has an Elementary Education degree from Cleveland State University and taught many grades during her 15 years at St. Paschal Baylon School in Ohio, the first school that ever used Simple Solutions. She and her husband have two amazing children. She loves all things Cleveland including the Cleveland Ballet, Cavs, Indians, and even the Browns.

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